We met The Corning family at the Midwest Horse Fair in Madison. They were very pleasant people and allowed us in the stall to see Menominee Wind. We had purchased a breeding for our POA mare through the WSHC stallion auction. We were very pleased with Windy in person. He had very good confirmation and a wonderful disposition. The Cornings went over all his traits and answered all our questions. They had previously sent us photos and a video of the stallion to help us make our decision.
Judy Guenther, the breeder answered all our questions since this was our first time to have a mare bred. She escorted us around the farm and explained how everything would work. She took excellent care of our mare while she was at the farm and we were happy to learn that our mare took. Our mare foaled on the exact due date according to the foal calculator. What good timing for us as we were home the whole day. She had a beautiful grulla colt with a star and snip. He has been a friendly and people oriented foal since the day he was born.
The colt has turned out very well. He went in for halter training as a yearling and won the weanling/yearling halter class at our local open show in 2006. He has grown and filled out even more this year. He will stay POA height so will have permanent POA papers. He is developing white roaning over his rump with darker spots. He has been gelded and will be lightly started under saddle this fall. We plan on showing him next year under saddle. He continues to have a great disposition and is calm with many different activities going on around him. We are very happy with him. I am so glad we met the Cornings and Judy Guenther and had our mare bred to Windy. They have all kept in touch over the years and enjoy our updates on our Windy gelding.They have been a joy to work with since we first contacted them about their stallion.